Open Award Centre Registration

Please select your Location / Award Level and Enrolment type below.  Direct Entrant = Someone who has not registered with the Award previously (First timer).  Award Holder = Someone who has completed the previous Award level. For example, you have completed your Bronze Award, and now you are enrolling into the Silver Award. Award Centre Transfer = Someone who is already enrolled in an Award level with another organisation (for example, a school).

Once payment is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with instructions to register an account with the Online Record Book. This is how you will record and monitor your progress through the Award.

Open Award Centre Costs

Award Level Award Holder Direct Entry Duke of Ed Fee (incl)
Bronze n/a $332 $172
Silver $342 $462 $182
Gold $532 $682 $192

Scroll to the bottom of this page for an explanation of these fees and inclusions.

Cost $160.00$682.00

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Description

Duke of Ed Open Award Centre

Outward Bound Australia are proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to all eligible young people in ACT, NSW and VIC.

As an Open Award Centre, we can support your total Award experience by managing the administrative requirements to register and progress through each stage.

Our staff will liaise with you to guide you through each step, discuss and encourage your goals, and help keep you focused. Our aim is for you to complete the Award and receive the recognition for all your efforts.

We accept all young people aged 14 to 24 who are resident of either ACT, NSW or VIC. Come by yourself, or share your experience with friends. We also accept transfers from people who have started their Award with another Centre but have had their circumstances change, such as finishing High School.

If you have any questions about how Outward Bound Australia can help you realise your Award goals, please contact us.

Become World Ready and join an international cohort of young people doing extraordinary things. Sign up to the Duke of Ed Award with Outward Bound Australia today!

Important Information

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a leading youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.

Key elements of the program are:

  • Three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold – each progressively more challenging.
  • Four Sections: Physical Recreation, Skills, Voluntary Service, Adventurous Journey plus Gold Residential Project (Gold Level only).
  • Achieving an Award recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement over a minimum time requirement.
    • Bronze – minimum 6 months
    • Silver – minimum 6 months if completed Bronze otherwise 12 months for direct entrants
    • Gold – minimum 12 months if completed Silver otherwise 18 months for direct entrants

To enrol in the Award with Outward Bound Australia:

  1. Select your location. You must be a resident of either ACT, NSW, or VIC
    1. If you live outside of these locations, go to https://dukeofed.com.au/ to find your nearest Award Centre
  2. Select your Award level. Bronze, Silver, or Gold.
  3. Select your enrolment type
    1. Direct Entrant = Someone who has not registered with the Award previously. This is your first time undertaking the Duke of Ed Award.
      OR
      Someone enrolling in the Silver or Gold Award who did not complete the previous level. For example, enrolling into the Gold Award and did not complete the Silver Award.
    2. Award Holder = Someone who has completed the previous Award level. For example, you have completed your Bronze Award, and now you are enrolling into the Silver Award.
    3. Award Centre Transfer = Someone who is already enrolled in an Award level with another organisation (for example, a school).
  4. Follow the prompts to pay your enrolment fee.
  5. Once payment is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with instructions to register an account with the Online Record Book. This is how you will record and monitor your progress through the Award.

Open Award Centre Costs

Award Level Award Holder Direct Entry Duke of Ed Fee (incl) Transfer Fee
Bronze n/a $332 $172 $160
Silver $342 $462 $182 $220
Gold $532 $682 $192 $340

What are these charges?

Award Holder: you have completed the previous Award level. E.g. you have completed your Bronze Award, and are now enrolling into the Silver Award.

Direct Entry: you have not registered with the Award previously or you did not complete the previous Award level.

Duke of Ed Fee: the fee charged by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia to complete The Award and is included in Award Holder and Direct Entry fees. The balance is Outward Bound’s fee to administer your Award. It increases at every Award level as your time commitment to The Award, and our time commitment to you, increases. It is a one-off fee for that level of your Award. Other organisations charge monthly fees which turn out more expensive over the duration of your Award.

Transfer Fee: you are transferring from another Award Centre to Outward Bound. You do not need to pay the Duke of Ed Fee again.

Will there be additional charges?

Two Adventurous Journeys are required at each level of The Award. The Gold Award also requires a Residential Project. These are not included in the registration fee.

Additional information

Select your location:

ACT, NSW, VIC

Select your Award level:

Bronze, Silver, Gold

Select your Registration type:

Direct Entry, Award Holder, Award Centre Transfer

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